"When Prsident Johnson heard my report that said we should get out of Vietnam, he snapped off the TV and said, "If I've lost Cronkite I've lost Middle Ame4rica." A couple of days after that, Johnson said he was not going to run for reelection. Later on, somebody made the joke that Johnson had gotten it wrong. What he should have said was, "If I've lost Cronkite, I've lost ALL of America." To be honest, I was rather amazed that my reporting from Vietnam had such an effect on history."
~Walter Cronkite (89) in an article in Esquire, April 2006, entitled "What I've Learned"
"Indeed, we are in another Vietnam. Almost play by play. It's a terrible mistake that we're in Iraq, and it's a terrible mistake to insist on staying there."
~Walter Cronkite, same article one line later, Esquire, April 2006.